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U.S. brace for more snow; federal offices in Washington are closed

John Edgar shovels his sidewalk clear of the 6 inches of snowfall along Hermitage Drive in Martinsburg, W.Va., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Journal, Ron Agnir)
December 10, 2013 - 1:25 AM

WASHINGTON - Federal offices in the Washington area will be closed Tuesday as a round of snow is expected to hit the region just in time for the morning commute.

On its website, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management says non-emergency federal employees will be granted excused absences, but other employees must telecommute Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Eastern Seaboard, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del.

Snow accumulations of seven to 15 centimetres are expected.

The new snow comes on the heels of Sunday's wintry weather, which dumped several centimetres of snow on Philadelphia and northern Maryland.

Elsewhere, eastern and central Kentucky and southwest Virginia are expected to get up to seven centimetres of snow.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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